Hundreds of child workers rescued

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Published: Thursday 5th February 2015 by The News Editor

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Hundreds of children working in hazardous industries in a southern Indian city despite a ban on child labour have been rescued by police.

In a series of raids on leather tanning and plastic factories in Hyderabad over the past 10 days, police rescued at least 350 children.

Child welfare officials accompanied some of the children as they were transported in a special railway car to be reunited with their parents in Bihar, one of India’s poorest states.

Police arrested five men accused of supplying children to factory owners.

India has laws aimed at fighting child labour by making education compulsory up to age 14.

However, poverty still causes many children to be pushed into work, with factory agents promising their wages to their parents.

Published: Thursday 5th February 2015 by The News Editor

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